Breathing Pavilion: A Weekly Music Series | Melanie Charles
About the series:
Featuring wind and percussion jazz musicians in meditative sets, solo artists interact with Ekene Ijeoma’s immersive art installation, Breathing Pavilion. Designed to promote interconnectedness and self-reflection, Breathing Pavilion offers a safe and peaceful sanctuary at a time when many have experienced hardship or loss.
Featured artist: Melanie Charles | Flute
Melanie Charles is a Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter, actress, and flutist of Haitian descent, with a creative fluidity spanning jazz, soul, experimental, and Haitian roots music. Her first full-length recording, “The Girl with the Green Shoes,” has established Charles as a progressive voice in jazz, garnering two features in The New York Times, and a NPR profile by Nate Chinen hailing her as a “young jazz artist you need to know.” The Village Voice writes, “there’s an uncanny cohesion to Charles’ music…you can hear her collaging her musical DNA into jazz-studded multi-instrumentalism and dipping a toe into the experimental.” Charles kicked off 2021 with a scintillating NPR Tiny Desk from Home performance for Black History Month and is set to perform with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At the Lincoln Center in late March.
3/23: Kalia Vandever, Trombone
3/30: Melanie Charles, Flute
4/6: Joel Ross, Vibraphone
4/13: Baba Don Babatunde, Percussion
4/20: Neil Clarke, Percussion
4/27: Lakecia Benjamin, Saxophone
5/4: Participatory Drum Circle led by Mr. Fitz of the Brooklyn Music School - all are welcome to join!
5/8: Keyon Harrold, Trumpet
Breathing Pavilion is open from 12-8pm daily for meditation. Sign up for your slot here.
Presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership in collaboration with Van Alen Institute, with support from Two Trees Management Co.
- DBP is adhering to city and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is of the utmost importance at all of our events. If you are feeling sick, please do not attend. Please follow all protocols on site, maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others, and wear a mask at all times.
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